My Chemical Romance Cosplay Patterns

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My Chemical Romance Cosplay Patterns

There is a full blog here, but you have to click on it to see the entire thing. Some obscure error or something.

So this spring (2013) I'm heading to my first Anime Convention. After thinking about the different Characters I could cosplay as, I realized that I don't have to be an anime character. So I'm pleased to say that I'm going as Helena. I know that a pattern for this dress doesn't exist, but I have found some suitible substitues for it. These are the patterns I will be using.

Simplicity # 0315
I was thinking I'd use this for the skirt. Because it is a bubble skirt. But looking at it now, I don't think I will. I don't want to use the tube top, it's looks too uncomfortable.

Simplicity #1910
I wanted to add one personal touch to this dress that would make it my own as well as still being a Helena dress. Since in the video you see her back for all of a 1/2 a second, I thought I would make the top of the dress a corset style. Also with this pattern I can see that it would be easier to add the tulle to the top. The skirt of the dress (it looks like a high low dress in the video) is actually an even level all the way around. But in the front part of it is pulled up to 'tuck' at the sash. In doing this it makes the bottom back of the skirt look rolled or bubbled. So I think I might just use this pattern for the entire dress.

I'll add red cloth and tulle miss-matched under the skirt to make it a little poofy. But not overdone poofy. I'll make a sash, dye my hair black, wear ballet flats, and recreate the Helena makeup. I think that should look great. What do you think?

I have also found the PERFECT pattern (a womens pattern, sorry guys) for a Black parade jacket. Gerard, Frank, and Ray's.
Simplicity #2341

And for anyone out there that's wants to do an accurate Mother War cosplay, the gas mask is a 'Russian Army Soviet Gas Mask Hose Sniper Military Surplus Gasmask' (rare). Geez, that's a mouthful.

I hope this could help some of you that want to cosplay as MCR characters but didn't know where to start! Now you do!

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